Noah’s Ark Preschool

Noah’s Ark is a faith-based, developmental preschool located in a unique pastoral setting. We provide all children with the opportunity to grow socially, emotionally, physically, intellectually, and spiritually in a caring and nurturing community.

Noah’s Ark honors the developmental strengths, needs, and challenges of each child in our care, recognizing individual differences in interests and abilities.

Our curriculum provides children with opportunities to learn through exploration and interaction in individual, small-group, and large-group experiences. Our curriculum also addresses the developmental needs of the “whole” child – knowing that the “work” of childhood is “play” – while preparing them for today’s academic kindergarten experience.

Noah’s Ark Preschool offers play-based, hands-on activities in all of the following areas:

• Literacy (language development, pre-reading, and prewriting)
• Math
• Exploratory science
• Gross and fine motor skills
• Social and emotional skills
• Music
• Gardening and nature experiences
• Cooking and nutrition
• Drama
• Perceptual motor activities

General Information

Three Year-Old Class (T/TH)

• Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
• Children must be 2 years and 9 months old by September 1 of the school year
Children must be toilet-trained

Four Year-Old Class (MWF)

• Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon
Children must be 3 years and 6 months old by September 1 of the school year

Pre-Kindergarten Class (Pre-K)

• Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon
• Children must be 4 years and 4 months old by September 1 of the school year

Lunch Bunch will be offered Monday and Wednesday from 12 – 1:30 for MWF and Pre-K classes.

Teaching Staff

• Four-year college educated
• Early childhood education qualified
• Average length of time with school – 10 years
• Teacher to student ratio of 1:6 or less, depending on session

Snack

• Nut-free environment
• Low-sugar, primarily organic foods served

Weekly Chapel

• Led by Saint Timothy’s Interim Associate Rector – The Rev. Susan Geissler-O’Neil

Noah’s Ark Preschool is operated on a non-discriminatory basis according to equal treatment and access to services without regard to religion, race, color, ancestry, gender, special needs, or sexual orientation.

Student Application and Admission

Admission to Noah’s Ark Preschool is given in order of receipt of the application for enrollment.

Registration schedule is as follows:

  • Returning students – 2nd week of January
  • Church members – 2nd week of January
  • Siblings – 3rd week of January
  • Community – open enrollment begins the 4th week of January

Applications can be downloaded from the list below. The application can be emailed to NoahsArk@sainttimothysdanville.org or dropped of in the preschool office.

To download the application for student enrollment, go to:

NEW Student Enrollment Form
RETURNING Student Enrollment Form
SIBLING Enrollment Form

Tours

We invite you to make an appointment to tour the school and to experience our environment. Your child is welcome to accompany you on the visit. Please contact our office at 925-362-8565.

We look forward to meeting you and your child.
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Tuition

Monthly tuition for 2018-2019:

Class Tuition

Three Year-Olds (T/TH) – $415
Four Year-Olds (MWF) – $485
Four and Five Year-Olds (Pre-K) – $525

Tuition is subject to change annually.

Placement Fee

A one-time $75 placement fee is due when your child is accepted at Noah’s Ark Preschool.

Preschool Office Hours

  • September through June: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to noon
  • Summer: Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon

For information, call 925-362-8565 or email noahsark@sainttimothysdanville.org

Preschool Calendar

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2018-2019